Pulses for Life
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates
True to the ancient wise words if one abides to a healthy eating style, likelihood of keeping the doctor away is high. Okay, let’s get one thing clear. By eating healthy nowhere, I said eat boring. You might just find yummiest recipes to eat healthy from us. But before that let me introduce you to the world of pulses.
“The word pulse originates from Latin word puls , meaning thick gruel, porridge, mush.”
Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. Types of pulses include beans, lentils, peas and chickpeas which are excellent source of protein, fiber, iron, potassium and many vitamins and minerals. Pulses are a vital aspect of promoting good health and taking a balanced diet. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancer types.
Richness of pulses does not cease there. Low in cholesterol and saturated fat, pulses are an affordable substitute to animal protein. And also, addition of pulses to;
Gluten free diet
Weight management diet
May help you lead a healthy life style.
Pulses are not just for humans. They benefit for the environment as well. They don’t need much water or fertilizers to grow. Furthermore, they improve the soil for other crops.
Unhealthy fast food can have a detrimental effect on your body making it prone to disease. Eat healthy, respect your body.
Now let us dive into today’s pulse recipe.
Tempered black eyed peas (cowpea)
Ingredients (3-4 servings)
2 cups of black-eyed peas (Can easily be found on our website 😊)
1-2 tbsp red chili flakes
1-2 tbsp oil
2-3 green chilies
Step 1: soak the beans in water overnight
Step 2: Boil the beans until softens. And drain the water.
Step 3: Heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in a pan
Step 4: Add onion. When it becomes tender add curry leaves and green chilies.
Step 5: Stir well. Then add chili flakes and mix.
Step 6: Finally add boiled black-eyed beans. Mix well. Add salt to taste.
Your tempered black-eyed beans are ready to serve.